PhD Scholarships at the Royal Veterinary College

In 2017 LIDo will be reserving three scholarships for students looking to join, world-class specialist institution, the Royal Veterinary College. A range of topics are on offer that will be of interest to biomedical science and veterinary graduates.
Scholarships are for 4 years and provide a stipend and home/EU* tuition fees. Students will be full members of the LIDo programme taking advantage of the considerable benefits of this unique consortium whilst embedded in the expert environment of the RVC.
Some of the available projects are listed below, and more will be detailed here before the closing date of 20th January 2017. It may also be possible for the successful candidates to develop a project with RVC supervisors.

Available Projects

For full details on the following projects please contact the supervisor

If you have any questions about completing a PhD at the RVC please contact Dr Kristien Verheyen, Head of the RVC Graduate School


We invite applications from highly motivated students from a wide range of academic backgrounds including biological, biomedical, veterinary, physical, computational, engineering or mathematical disciplines.

Applicants must hold, or be expected to achieve, a first or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent (for example BA, BSc, MSci) or a Masters degree in a relevant subject.

To apply you will need to send the following documents in a single email to: All documents must be submitted in unprotected PDF format. Please indicate in your personal statement that you are interested in the RVC studentships.

  • Completed Application Form (Sections A and B) including details of two Academic References
  • The disability and ethnic origin monitoring form
  • Official Final Transcripts from Completed Programmes of Study
  • Official Interim Transcripts from On-going Programmes of Study
  • English Language Qualification (if required, please see below)
  • Academic CV
  • Copy of Passport

Please click the relevant links below to download a zipped folder of application documents in your preferred format.
Application Pack (Word).zip
Application Pack (PDF).zip

*EU Applicants must meet the BBSRC residency criteria. If you are unsure of your eligibility please contact the programme administrator before submitting an application. Veterinary graduates are eligible for a enhanced stipend rate please contact the programme for more information.